A Division of the International Studies Office

January Term Application Deadline


January Term education abroad applications are due by 11:59pm on Saturday, October 1.

  • All requirements must be submitted by that time.
  • There is no final submit button. Your application is complete when all items are checked off as received.
  • Application fees, application fee waivers, and any items in the Uploads, Documents, & Submissions section of your application will be processed on Monday, October 3 as long as they have been submitted by the deadline above.
  • Extensions are not permitted given the high volume of applicants.

Questions may be directed to the program’s Education Abroad Advisor during business hours. The ISO is open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Program Directors & Staff

Program Directors & Staff

The Education Abroad team collaborates with faculty and staff to increase student mobility. Together we develop and administer study abroad programs in a variety of disciplines, identify opportunities that align with and complement degree programs and raise student awareness about the many options they have to enhance their education abroad.

Resources for faculty and staff

Faculty Training Sessions – held twice a year for faculty directors.

J-Term and Spring 2023 program director, faculty and staff training will be held on the following dates (all program directors, faculty, or staff must attend one training session):

  • Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom

Summer and Fall 2023 program director, faculty and staff training will be held on the following dates (all program directors, faculty, or staff must attend one training session):

  • Friday, April 21, 2023, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Zoom

Study Abroad Directors Collab site – please contact your Education Abroad advisor if you are a director and do not yet have access to the Collab site.

The Forum on Education Abroad - Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

Education Abroad Handbook – the general handbook and program-specific guides provide helpful information to students about program logistics and preparation.

UVA Education Abroad Learning Outcomes & Measures

Developing Sustainable Education Abroad Programs

Important University Policies

Policy on Student International Travel

Minor Children, Family Members or Other Individuals Accompanying Education Abroad Program Staff

Authorization of Volunteers in the Workplace

Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Expenses Incurred on Behalf of the University

UVA Export Controls - International Travel
Note: University faculty and staff must complete the Temporary Export Certification form prior to taking University equipment (including laptops, tablets, and phones), non-public technical information (generated or provided by the University) or any develop encryption source code with them on international travel.


U.S. Department of Education International Affairs Office: Global and Cultural Competency Why Global and Cultural Competency?

Travel Alerts, Notices, & Warnings

U.S. Dept. of State Travel Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2018 Yellow Book

Guide for Student Researchers and Faculty Sponsors - UVA IRB

Research in an International Setting and/or Location - UVA - IRB

Promoting Education Abroad

Study Abroad Fair – held near the beginning of fall and spring semesters, the fairs give students an opportunity to interact directly with faculty program directors and representatives from other institutions and study abroad programs.

Family Weekend – each fall, we invite students and their parents to an Open House and Info Session in Minor Hall.

Classroom Presentations – The Education Abroad team is available for classroom presentations throughout the year. Please contact our office for more information about setting up a classroom visit.


Study Abroad Program Development

Academic Advising for Education Abroad

Questions? Please contact us!